Boston media continues to perpetuate myths about Peter Chiarelli

Why does the media insist on giving Peter Chiarelli credit for signing Zdeno Chara and Marc Savard? Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe/Boston.com wrote a post today highlighting moves that Peter Chiarelli has made on July 1st during his time with the Bruins in which he credits Peter Chiarelli with signing free agents Zdeno Chara and Marc Savard on July 1, 2006. There is just one small problem: Peter Chiarelli was still under contract as the Assistant General Manager of the Ottawa Senators at the time and was not permitted to be involved in player personel decisions. Acting General Manager Jeff Gorton was the one who signed Chara and Savard (at least he was supposed to). This notion that Chiarelli signed Chara and Savard has been repeated so many times by the Boston media that most fans believe it. If Chiarelli was involved in these signings, then the Bruins violated NHL rules.

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